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What you need to know to help you make the important decisions surrounding your divorce: the procedure, child custody and maintenance payments, the division of property and assets, and changing your family name.
Information on the divorce procedure, what court to contact and the personal and financial consequences of divorce.
What happens to the children when you divorce? How is custody organised?
What happens to your separate and joint property, assets and debts. Everything you need to know about matrimonial property regimes.
Who is entitled to receive maintenance contributions after a divorce? How do I arrange maintenance contributions for my ex-spouse and children?
Your family name after divorce: Can I keep my married name? How do I change back to my previous name?
If you decide to change your name when you divorce, you will have to renew some important documents. How to apply for a new passport or identity card.
Who can answer my questions about divorce? Which courts handle divorce cases?
When can divorced or widowed foreign nationals and their children can remain in Switzerland following the divorce or spouse’s death?